[Freeciv-Dev] Re: (PR#9839) cut down capstring
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On Mon, 30 Aug 2004, Jason Short wrote:
> > I think we should seriously consider ditching capabilities. It is a
> > seriously cute concept, but it never really had any practical use, and it
> > makes the code much more complicated when used.
> Um, well.
> Optional capabilities get heavy use in savegames loading. They have
> some use in tileset and ruleset loading.
Get me right, I was not suggesting we use nothing. However, atomistic
capabilities may not be the solution that best fits our needs. A simple
version number may do the job better. At least for the network.
Capabilities make more sense for rulesets and tilesets, although they are
not used much there now.
> I'd like to suggest a new versioning method for manditory capabilities
> in the deveopment version. Just use a single capability
> "+CVS.August.30.2004". Any time network compatibility is broken we
> don't add to this string just update it.
This is a step forward. I agree.